Top 10 Longest Novels of All Time

Priory Press has undertaken some giant jobs in the past, but try to imagine for a second the scale of printing these giants en-masse.

For your reading pleasure: THE TOP 10 LONGEST NOVELS OF ALL TIME!

Also have any of you ever read any of these? Save us some time and tell us any of them are worth two years of our time!

I think they’re editors were scared to make changes or suggestions to chop bits, what do you think?

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10:

The Son of Ponni by Kalki Krishnamurthy

900,000 words/2,400 pages

9:

Kelidar by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

950,000 words/2,836 pages

 

8:

Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann

1,492 pages

 

7:

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

984,870 words/1,534 pages

 

6:

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård

1,000,000 words/3,600 pages

 

5:

Zettels Traum by Arno Schmidt

1,100,000 words/1,536 pages/6,800,000 characters

 

4:

The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

1774 pages

 

3:

Mission Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

1,200,000 words/3,992 pages

 

2:

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

1,267,069 words/3,031 pages/9,609,000 characters

 

1:

Cyrus the Great by Georges de Scudéry & Madeleine de Scudéry

2,100,000 words/13,095 pages

 

 

 

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